Dell Pursuing Work Force Reduction GoalBy Scott Ferguson | Posted 2008-02-28 Email Print
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Cuts of 3,200 jobs in eight months are part of Dell's goal of reducing its 82,000-person worldwide work force by 10 percent as it looks to streamline its business.
Dell has trimmed 3,200 employees from its payroll in the last eight months as part of its effort to return to profitability by streamlining its operations and cutting costs.
The company announced the job cuts when it disclosed its 2008 fiscal fourth-quarter results Feb. 28. In May, Dell announced that it would eventually trim about 10 percent of its worldwide work force of 82,000.
Since Michael Dell returned to the CEO position in January 2007, the company has being trying to reinvent itself by adopting new technology, emphasizing enterprise services, developing new channel programming and selling its PCs through retail partners. The company's makeover plans also called for reduction in the work force to help streamline its operations.